If you're a new patient at our periodontal office in Columbia, SC, we want to extend a warm welcome and provide you with all the information you need to ensure a smooth, comfortable first visit. At Palmetto Periodontics, we are committed to offering the highest standard of care in a welcoming environment.

What to Expect on
Your First Visit

Upon your first visit to Palmetto Periodontics, you'll be welcomed into a peaceful and friendly environment designed to put you at ease. During this visit, Dr. James P. Wilson will conduct a comprehensive examination to get a full understanding of your periodontal needs. This thorough assessment is aimed at crafting a personalized treatment plan that integrates seamlessly with the care provided by your general dentist.

Our team is here to answer any questions you may have, ensuring that you feel fully informed about your treatment options and what to expect. We believe in open communication and will take the time to discuss each aspect of your potential treatment, ensuring your visit is as informative as it is comfortable.

What to Bring
to Your First Visit

When you arrive at Palmetto Periodontics, our friendly staff will be ready to welcome you and assist you in getting started. To expedite your check-in process, we encourage you to bring the following items:

Refer Patients

While not mandatory, if your general dentist has referred you, bringing a referral form can facilitate a smoother continuation of care.

Recent Dental X-Rays

If available, bring any X-rays taken by a referring dentist to aid in your diagnosis and treatment planning.

List of Medications

A comprehensive list of any medications you are currently taking is essential for us to understand all health factors that might affect your periodontal treatment.

Dental Insurance Information

Please bring your dental insurance card if you have dental coverage, as this will help us process any claims more efficiently.

These items will help us better understand your dental health background and ensure that your visit is both productive and pleasant.

Financing and Payment

At Palmetto Periodontics, we understand that managing the cost of dental care is important for our patients. We are pleased to offer flexible financing options to help make your treatment more affordable.

Financing Through CareCredit® & Sunbit

We offer third-party financing through CareCredit® which provides several benefits:

  • $0 Down Payment: Start your treatment immediately without any upfront costs.
  • Low Monthly Payments: Manage your budget more effectively with affordable monthly payments.
  • No Pre-Payment Penalties: You have the flexibility to pay off your balance early without any penalties.

This allows you to focus on what matters most—maintaining a healthy smile. Apply for CareCredit® today and gain the freedom to proceed with your needed dental treatments.

We also offer Sunbit - pay over time now!

Diverse Payment Options

To accommodate all our patients, we accept a variety of payment methods:

  • Cash
  • Cashier’s Check
  • Money Order
  • Major Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express
  • CareCredit® - Options include 12 Month, 0% Interest financing (restrictions apply; please inquire for more details)

Navigating Insurance Policies

While dental insurance typically does not require a pre-treatment estimate, our office goes the extra mile to assist you in maximizing your benefits. We can file pre-treatment estimates to your insurance upon request to determine coverage and help you make informed financial decisions regarding your treatment.

These financial options and policies are part of our commitment to providing you with accessible, high-quality care. If you have any questions about financing, payments, or insurance, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (803) 788-0900.

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